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Walter Kirn is the critically acclaimed author of multiple novels, including Thumbsucker (adapted for the 2005 film starring Vince Vaughn, Keanu Reeves, and Tilda Swinton), and Up in the Air (made into a film starring George Clooney). Kirn is co-host of the podcast American This Week. His memoir Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever chronicles his own adventure going from rural Minnesota to the Ivy League. Join us as this lifelong adventurer takes us to the heartland of Montana with his acerbic wit and wisdom.

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